Anil Singh

Centre plans to make Vallarpadam Terminal a transshipment hub

While reviewing the development activities of Vallarpadam Terminal of Cochin Port, Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping, Government of India, says, “We are developing the transshipment facility on the Indian port to ensure that the Indian cargo trans-ship through Indian port. Resolving various issues of Vallarpadam Terminal is one of the priorities of the Ministry of Shipping.” The Minister directed officials to chalk out the strategy to tackle the various challenges and actualize the vision of the transshipment hub of India and pioneer hub in South Asia. According to the statement issued by the ministry, “The Kochi International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT), locally known as the Vallarpadam Terminal, is located strategically on the Indian coastline. It successfully fulfills all the criteria which are needed to develop it as a transshipment hub.”

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JNPT announces commencement of its special economic zone

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has achieved an another mile stone in development of SEZ by becoming the first-of-its-kind operational Port based multi-product SEZ. The port has announced that two units of its Special Economic Zone namely, OWS LLP and Krish Food Industry have completed their first phase of operational activity and are declared operational units by Development Commissioner, SEEPZ, SEZ. The port has been developing a multi-product Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in its freehold land of 277 hectares at Navi Mumbai. The SEZ aims to boost exports by enabling port-led industrialisation under the Sagarmala initiative of the Ministry of Shipping. The foundation stone of the project was laid by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in August 2014. Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT, said, “For JNPT, this is truly a great occasion as JNPT becomes the first port where port-led economic development is evolving successfully. JNPT is confident of attracting leading global companies for making India a manufacturing hub as the infrastructure development underway in JNPT SEZ is as per the international benchmark. The potential units investment and the employment generation will give a boost to the entire eco-system around JNPT region.”

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Boeing announces supply chain solutions to streamline operations

To streamline their operations and enhance their future growth, Boeing has announced supply chain solutions through a number of orders and agreements in order to support international customers. These supply chain solutions will simplify customers’ asset and maintenance management, inventory and operating costs, while improving parts availability. The agreements for Boeing’s digital solutions will provide cost savings fleet-wide, enhance airline crew situational awareness and increase operational efficiency. “As airlines and operators continue to respond to the current challenges facing the global air travel industry, our partners are moving forward, integrating creative solutions to continue connecting people around the world,” says, Ted Colbert, President & CEO, Boeing Global Services.

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From the pages of CargoTalk: It’s time to re-explore digital transformation: Manoj Singh

Explaining how the pandemic provided an opportunity to re-explore digital transformation in order to improve business velocity and streamline the process for its customers at Mumbai Airport, Manoj Singh, Sr. Vice President & Head – Cargo, Mumbai International Airport says, “The coronavirus pandemic has pushed the industry to adopt new measures in the interest of safety of all. Mumbai Air Cargo has converted a majority of the paper processes into online transactions through electronic communication and messaging which have resulted in the reduction of cost and time for stakeholders as well as boosted the efficiency and agility in cargo operations at Mumbai Airport.”

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MoCA: Committee on Air Cargo Community Systems

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has decided to set up a Committee on Air Cargo Community System headed by Dr Renu S Parmar, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation, to develop a uniform and integrated web-based Community Partner Interface System for air cargo in India. The committee comprises the following members:   S. No. Name of the organisation Committee members 1 MoC&I Anil Kumar Sinha, Deputy Director General-NIC (e-trade, Department of Commerce) RK Arora, Addl. GM (System), e-trade 2 AAI Ashwini Sharma, Jt. GM (Cargo) Anirudh Sharma, Jt. GM (IT) 3 Customs BB Mohapatra, Additional Director General Bashistha Prasad, Additional Director 4 DIAL/HIAL Sanjiv Edward, Head-Cargo MD Kala, GM (IT) 5 MIAL Manoj Singh, Vice President & Head Cargo Mayur T, Manager (Cargo) 6 BIAL Pratik Mehta, AGM-Airline Marketing Cargo Services Vinay Varma, Deputy Manager – Cargo Business Development 7 CIAL Pavitthran VP, Senior Manager – Cargo 8 ACAAI Sunil Arora, Secretary General Anil Vazirani, Member, Managing Committee CK Govil, Member, Managing Committee 9 BAR (India) Tarun Minocha, BA Y Taneja, FX 10 FFFAI Vipin Vohra, Convener – Air Freight Council Mahesh Trikha, Ex. Committee Member 11 ACFI KS Kunwar, Director General 12 EICI Vijay Kumar, COO Vimal Rawat (Fedex) 13 Airport Operators Venugopal Bangera, CEO, CSC Venkata Reddy, CEO, Menzies Bobba Ramesh Mamidal, Celebi 14 Non-Scheduled Operators Anil Bal, Fly Jac Ravi Nayar, Sun Aviation 15 Bonded Trucking Agencies BM Dileepa, Shreeji Transport Tushar, Oscar Freight The terms or references of the committee are: •To examine the desirability and feasibility of the ACS. A SWOT analysis would be undertaken based on reports of above teams. •To deliberate on the ‘ownership’ of the ACS and management thereof. •To estimate …

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